of its kind app for use by military veterans and their advocates, available for download
determine specific VA benefits to which they are likely entitled.
Since 2005 This Is The Site VA Reads When They Want To Learn What They've Been Doing
Ho Ho Ho boys & girls...Your VA says, "Happy Holidays!"
Auditors found the appeals staff closed case files by claiming veterans with multiple
appeals withdrew some of their claims when they had not. Staff then merged all of a veteran’s
claims into the oldest case file, which made it more difficult to process each issue, but boosted
the Roanoke office’s clearance rate and placed appeals managers in line for bonuses.
The debt management center began to garnish his disability check --
all $1,100 of it -- to pay back what the VA said it overpaid him dating to 2006.
The sudden stop in disability benefits hit Daniel's budget hard.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' contract for a new electronic health record
system from Kansas City-based Cerner isn't finished due to lingering questions
from VA Secretary David Shulkin about whether it will provide the benefits
of full interoperability, Shulkin said Tuesday at a POLITICO Outside, In event.
This holiday season, in your spare time, do a little VA benefits reading.
You'll be glad you did.
When we begin to file a claim for disability benefits, we usually naively believe that if we explain a little about why we're filing, the VA or maybe some heroic "VA Rep" will take up any slack and do their best to help us.
That doesn't often happen. It's up to you to know what you're doing when you file the claim. Yes, that's right, much of what you'll find here is difficult to read and comprehend. But if you want to prevail, you may as well get started.
Getting your claim done right the first time can save you years of headaches down the road.
Veterans Legal Help Navigator provided by Stateside Legal.
Welcome to the Veterans Legal Help Navigator. This online tool helps veterans' caseworkers and advocates across the country find the right fit legal help for veterans. The Navigator will ask you a series of questions about the veteran's income, household size, location and legal issue. Using this information, it will match you with the right fit legal help for the veteran. The Navigator will also suggest resources to learn about the veteran’s legal issue and self-help materials for the veteran.
The Veterans Legal Help Navigator helps caseworkers and advocates find legal help only. It will not match you with social services or other non-legal agencies.
This is one of the first pieces of information you must be familiar with as you file a claim or an appeal of a denied claim. The Schedule describes in great detail how any disease or injury is viewed by the VA and precisely what symptoms it will require to reach a given level of compensation.
VBA's "Bible", the M21-1MR
The M21-1MR is possibly the most confusing set of disjointed documents you'll encounter at your VA. Cross references to Title 38 (and others) abound and the document is divided over different VBA web sites and loaded with obtuse bureaucratic verbiage that is open to personal interpretation. (It's almost as if they make it this difficult by design, to confuse you as you pursue your claim.) Nevertheless, you'll be well advised to study it until you can make some sense of the rules that apply to your situation. If you're reading the same rules as the raters are reading and you're applying the rules to your claim, you'll be the winner!
Title 38 (Two Links)
U.S. Code: Title 38 - VETERANS’ BENEFITS (Cornell)
Title 38 is the granddaddy of all the rules and regulations governing VA. Put on a pot of coffee and dive right in.
Nurses for Veterans Affairs Protest Working Conditions
Nurses claim lack of staffing and equipment put patients at risk
Nurses at the Veterans Administration Healthcare System protested outside the VA's
La Jolla Hospital Wednesday, over concerns about under-staffing and
patient care problems.The nurses said VA managers ignore
or reject nurses concerns about under-staffing and patient care problems.
VA managers deny those allegations.
After a San Diego VA refrigerator failed and left 1,500 people with useless flu shots in
October, the La Jolla VA hospital director says temperature
alerts went to the wrong people and nobody took action — for 10 days.
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Education and Training
Regional Processing Offices
VA has three RPOs that handle GI Bill claims.
There are additional benefits that you may be
eligible for that are based on a favorable decision for
a VA benefit and/or based on special circumstances.
These are known as derivatives.
The White House Veterans
Complaint Line is open
when you travel in search of a job.
1-877-881-7618 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET
Many state and local organizations help
veterans and their families.
Here are some resources for mental
Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection
Temporary Total Disability Rating
38 U.S.C. 1151
Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing
Special Home Adaptation
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child
Change of Address
A general list of other Federal agencies that
offer benefit programs and resources for
Service members, Veterans, and their families.
Since 2001, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has tried three different modernization
programs for its healthcare system. So when the department announced another plan to modernize
by adopting the same system as the Department of Defense (DoD), the Subcommittee
on Information Technology was skeptical and interrogated them in a Dec.7 hearing.
Parasite Reportedly Killing Vietnam Veterans, 40 Years After the War
Veterans advocates say the parasite from Southeast Asia is causing bile duct
cancer in hundreds of former soldiers, decades after they left the battlefield.
Several veterans are finding personal and financial fulfillment as small business
owners offering quality products. Christmas is the perfect time to shop with them.